Terri J. Haven, MSW, LICSW
IBHC Field Education Director
Terri J. Haven has several academic, clinical, and leadership strengths that provide her with the demonstrated skill set needed to directly influence this project. Since 2012, she has served as the Field Education Director for the Department of Social Work at Westfield State University (WSU). Under her leadership, almost 1000 social work field placements have been developed with a disruption rate of under 3 percent. She has created and taught graduate level social work courses for 22 years, including courses in advanced practice, human behavior in the social environment, policy, research, as well as developing and teaching an elective in trauma. Currently she teaches foundation and advanced integrated field seminar courses at WSU. Her areas of social work practice are in mental health and trauma. She also provides evidence-based treatment within her private therapy practice as well as consultation and training to individuals and organizations regarding the far-reaching impact of psychological trauma, including vicarious traumatization and the development of trauma-informed practice. Parallel to her service in academia, she has served in clinical leadership and direct service roles nationally and internationally.
Nora Padykula, Ph.D., MSW, LICSW
IBHC Project Director
Nora Padykula is the IBHC Principal Investigator and oversees the Project. Before entering academia, she provided collaborative behavioral healthcare services in various medically underserved settings while working with adults with chronic mental illness and addiction. Her scholarship and research has focused on topics related to addiction and recovery issues, program evaluation, the attainment of social work competencies, and scholarship of teaching and learning (SOTL). Formerly, the director of the Baccalaureate Social Work Program, she continues to teach both undergraduate and graduate social work students, primarily in the practice sequence. Currently, she also serves as Chair of the Department of Social Work. Dr. Padykula has received several grants from Westfield State University to promote her work in SOTL, the current HRSA-BHWET award is her first federal grant.